I recently posted a version of my iPhone and iTouch must have app’s for Japan on the website GaijinPot
(post available here)
So not long after I got contacted by the guy’s from:
Hood Hot Travel are the brains behind wonderful App like : China Taxi Guide, Chef Tour and the new baby” Tokyo Teleport and the plus version”. So they go me really exited about their famous ‘‘new baby”. I had to test it out. They gently and kindly gave me a copy of the 2 version so I could check out, try it and review it.
So here we go!
Tokyo Teleport and Tokyo Teleport plus are the new kid’s on the block, in the Japan iPhone and iTouch app scene.
But don’t be fouled by the therm kid, because they are here to whip some big boy’s out of the game!
Since I started living and working in Japan or even when I just went on a trip to foreign land, I would have loved to have the budget to bring on my personal guide. You know not just a pre-made tour that suites 1/2 of your interest and 1/2 makes you want to kill your self. A real guide that knows all and all that I like. One that let’s me see and experience what I want.
Take a hold to your self because now with the technology and the wonderful invention that is the iPhone or iTouch you can!
And Tokyo Teleport is just that! You now own your personal tour guide, and I could even say much more than that. It Is a video tourist guide that not only tells you where to go it literally show’s you.
Ok Now let’s go in those App in more details:
First we need to determine which one is the one for you
pretty easy if you are in Tokyo or going to Tokyo you need the plus version ( I will get into the plus version a bit further in the post)
If you are not in Tokyo but you’re a fan of this wonderful city and want to learn more interesting stuff the TokyoTeleport version is the one for you.
In this version you will be able to learn more about Tokyo, how will you do that simple:
The app features includes:
More than 50 venue reviews
Over 150 high-quality photos
20+ TokyoTV Travel Videos
5 HoodHot Maps
With all those tools you will be able to enjoy the heart beat of the megapolis that is Tokyo!
I must say for having played with this App for a week now it is wonderfully constructed and the idea behind it is mind-blowing. It is a really simple App to use and anyone can understand it in a heartbeat. The videos are addictive and if you love Tokyo or Japan you will literally fall in love with this app. The quality of the videos and the App is wonderful, but if you are going or are in Tokyo you would need to get the big brother version.
That version is called the TokyoTeleport plus
Personally I think all the fun starts in the plus version of course I live in Tokyo so for me it does come handy.
In this version in addition to the TokyoTV segments and all the features from Tokyo Teleport, Tokyo Teleport Plus incorporates a detailed guide of the city, including offline HoodHot Maps, suggestions based on the time of day and GPS, WalkCasts that walk you through Tokyo’s streets to the front door of over 50 venues, and detailed guides that explain the best way to experience the awesome things featured on the show.
Since I got this app I did rediscovered new parts of Tokyo, Yes I’m not kidding! There were a lot of places that I have eared about but never really had the chance to check out. Seeing the videos motivated me to actually go there and experienced it my self.
Can you imagine that! It is what I was talking about, your personal tour guide! You got to love it! I do!!!
With its GPS enable feature you get venues close to you and according to the time it is.
Tokyo Teleport Plus is packed full of content, with over two hours of TokyoTV and WalkCast footage showcasing Tokyo’s hottest venues.
Here are some of the features that you will have on the Plus version:
Over 150 Venue Reviews
More than 500 high-quality photos
50 TokyoTV Travel Videos
45 WalkCast Videos
15 HoodHot Maps for Offline Mapping
GPS Teleport Tab – location specific suggestion machine
Here you can check out these video’s from The Hoodhottravel team
For me the 2 App get 10 out of 10 and are a must buy
I love all the functions in the two versions and I truly which I had more time to really go everywhere the plus version could bring me but for that i will take me more time, I guess it will be over it around next year. But everywhere I when was so cool and I loved it!
I’m going to leave you with pictures of This super App